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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Mar 2015
  ´NH10´ Impresses ; ´Dum Laga Ke Haisha´ Is A Hit ; ´Dirty Politics´ Fails; ´Badlapur´ Succeeds!
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The coming Friday will witness the release of Zahara Productions` `Barkha` and the Dibaker Bannerjee directed `Detective Byomkesh Bakshy`. The from runner will obviously be the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer `Detective Byomkesh Bakshy`.

 Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The prominent release of the week, Japinder Kaur’s `Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend` saw a decent start (15-20 percent, and can hope to improve during the remaining days of the weekend.


 Dirty Politics  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore
Moving on, the Mallika Sherawat starrer, `Dirty Politics`, could not make a mark except at some single screen cinemas and will struggle for recovery.

 NH10  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 21 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21 crore
 Director: Navdeep Singh  Producer: Eros International, Phantom Films and Clean Slate Films
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalan and Darshan Kumar
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience:
After a creditable opening weekend (13.50 crore), Anushka Sharma’s debut production venture, `NH10`, maintained very well during the weekdays as well. The moderately budgeted `NH10` continues the welcome trend set by women centric successes like `Mary Kom` and `Mardaani`.

 Dum Laga Ke Haisha  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25 crore
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sharat Katariya  Producer: Maneesh Sharma
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Varun Grover
 Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Alka Amin, Sheeba Chaddha, Chandrachoor Rai, Sanjeeva Vatsa and Seema Pahwa
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Yash Raj Films` Ayushmann Khurrana starrer, `Dum Laga Ke Haisha`, saw another steady week and is the first clean hit of 2015. The very reasonably costing (15 crore all inclusive) `DLKH`, already has a good satellite price (8 crore) in its kitty and is still to release in the overseas.

 Badlapur  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50.75 crore ; UK £ 90,000 ; US$410,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sriram Raghavan  Producer: Eros International
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kumud Mishra, Vinay Pathak, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Divya Dutta
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Concluding with the Sriram Ragahavan directed, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan starrer, `Badlapur`, the film saw another productive week and is a rare adult rated success, given the moderate investment (all inclusive 25 crore cost), and the (expected) non-theatrical rights. `Badlapur` has also impressed in the Overseas grossing $2m.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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